Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obama: McCain had nothing to say about the middle class.

You have probably already read and heard a lot of opinions on last night's debate. Here is Barack Obama's take on it, in a speech today at Greensboro, North Carolina:

The truth is, through ninety minutes of debating, John McCain had a lot to say about me, but he had nothing to say about you. He didn't even say the words "middle class." Not once.

You see, I think Senator McCain just doesn't get it – he doesn't get that this crisis on Wall Street hit Main Street a long time ago. That's why his first response to the greatest fiscal meltdown in generations was to say that the "fundamentals of the economy are strong." That's why he's been shifting positions these last two weeks, looking for a photo-op, and trying to figure out what to say and what to do.

See a transcription of the entire speech here.

1 comment:

Tacky said...

I think Obama missed an opportunity to say that the surge doesn't mean the troops are coming home any sooner under the Bush/McCain plan. He should've said his plan would bring them home sooner (maybe he said that in so many words, but he needed to be more emphatic). I think Obama missed another opportunity to say that the proposed bailout or as Speaker Nancy Pelosie likes to say " buy in", will not really help the average low income American. The ones who are unemployed, the homeless ( including veterans), the uninsured.
Read David Sirota's blog and Michael Moore's insightful article for more.